Song Of The Day: March 1, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on March 1, 2018

Big Joe Turner got jazz immortal Coleman Hawkins and several of Count Basie‘s top players into the studio for this album.  Big Joe was one of the really important, but oft overlooked, giants who helped create rock ‘n roll.


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  1. nathan arizona says:

    Big Joe Turner is not to be confused with Regular-size Joe Turner, a major stride piano player. Though not “big,” he does carry a big cigar. This Joe Turner tends to get ignored because the music world is apparently not large enough for two Joe Turners, especially when one of them is as talented as the Big one. Regular-size Joe Turner played in the vein of Fats Waller and Art Tatum. Stride piano was not a big influence on rock, buy it did lead to boogie-woogie. And you know how rockers like to boogie.

  2. Alby says:

    When will we see Li’l Joe Turner?

  3. nathan arizona says:

    This is as close as I could get. At least Little Joe is singing with the great Flaco Jimenez. Joe does look pretty li’l, or Flaco is very tall.

  4. nathan arizona says:

    Can’t seem to post the right video. So to hell with it. You can find the right one on the youtube if you really want to hear this great tejano music.